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Tombs reveal title, artwork and tracklist for new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Hailing from Brooklyn, in the state of New York, America, Tombs have confirmed Savage Gold as the title of the band’s third album to be released through Relapse Records. The album is set for release in June and the artwork (as seen above) and track listing have been revealed. The stunning artwork was created by renowned tattooist Thomas Hooper who has created the band’s previous album covers.

Savage Gold will be focusing on the awesome strength of Tombs‘ previous works into one brilliantly dark post-punk and extreme black-metal masterpiece. Recorded and produced by Hate Eternal‘s Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore), Savage Gold both expands upon the moody post-punk foundations that Tombs‘ prior albums explored while also bringing out the band’s most traditionally metal moments yet. Once every few years a record comes along that sets a new benchmark for what can be done in heavy music. This is that moment and this is that record. The Savage Gold Track Listing is as follows:

1. Thanatos
2. Portraits
3. Seance
4. Echoes
5. Deathtripper
6. Edge of Darkness
7. Ashes
8. Legacy
9. Severed Lives
10. Spiral

Savage Gold is one the most anticipated underground metal album of 2014 as stated by Decibel Magazine, Revolver Magazine, Noisecreep and numerous other outlets. The band’s sophomore LP Path Of Totality unanimously topped 2011 end of the year metal lists (everyone from Decibel to Pitchfork to NPR, and more, dubbed it their top album of that year).

Tombs online:

http://facebook.com/TombsBklyn
http://tombsbklyn.bandcamp.com

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Mayhem announce headlining European tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 18th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Legends and royalty of the Norwegian black metal scene Mayhem have announced a headlining tour of Europe which will take place in May. The tour, which celebrates 30 years of Mayhem, will kick off in Hamburg’s famous Markthalle before heading through ten countries and concluding in Denmark’s capital of København (Copenhagen) at Pumpehuset. The tour dates are as follow:

14th May – Hamburg (DE) @ Markthalle
16th May – Bochum (DE) @ Matrix
17th May – Köln (DE) @ Essigfabrik
18th May – Eindhoven (NL) @ Effenaar
20th May – Bruxelles (BE) @ AB
21st May – London (GB) @ Electric Ballroom
22nd May – Paris (FR) @ Le Divan du Monde
23rd May – Winterthur (CH) @ Gaswerk
24th May – Milan (IT) @ Factory
26th May – Bratislava (SK) @ Randal
27th May – München (DE) @ Backstage Club
28th May – Berlin (DE) @ C-Club
29th May – Warsaw (PL) @ Proxima
30th May – Plzen (CZ) @ Metalfest Open Air Festival
31st May – København (DK) @ Pumpehuset
8th August – Øya (NO) @ Tøyenparken (Øya Festival)

Mayhem online:

http://facebook.com/mayhemofficial

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Toxic Holocaust announce deluxe vinyl reissues

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 12th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

To celebrate their ongoing global conquest with Exhumed and Skeletonwitch, Relapse Records will be reissuing three long out-of-print LPs from Portland, Oregan’s thrash merchants Toxic Holocaust. The band’s classic albums Evil Never Dies, Hell On Earth and An Overdose Of Death will be available on deluxe vinyl from next month (15th April). The deluxe vinyls can be ordered from this location and a trailer featuring detailed shots of the vinyl colours can be viewed down below.

The album that started it all, 2003’s Evil Never Dies, will be available on vinyl for the first time in six years. Hell on Earth, 2005’s long out-of-print thrash-punk crossover masterpiece, will be re-issued with the original artwork from Ed Repka (Megadeth, Death, Venom). Finally, 2008’s An Overdose of Death will be repressed with gatefold packaging and contains some of the finest metal this side of the 21st century. These three titles, alongside other Toxic Holocaust releases are available for streaming at this location.

Toxic Holocaust online:

http://toxicholocaust.com
http://facebook.com/ToxicHolocaust
http://twitter.com/toxicholocaust
http://toxicholocaust.bandcamp.com

 

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Culted stream new song from Oblique To All Paths

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 13th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Black metal’s own doom hounds Culted are streaming their abysmal new track, Transmittal, via Pitchfork. The soul-suffocating anti-hymn is taken from the band’s album Oblique To All Paths, which is scheduled for release via Relapse Records later this month. The sorrow-laden track can be streamed at this location. Michael Klassen (guitar/bass/percussion/noise) comments on the track:

Transmittal is like the title suggests, a song intended to transmit an experience to the listener. Initially, it may lull the mind with hypnotic effects and repetition perhaps blurring vision and numbing consciousness. But it awakens with a scream to spark a flame and illuminate the world with fire, while scorching the wings of angels to finally reveal the collapse and coldness of space to the listener.

Oblique To All Paths will see official release on CD, 2xLP and digital formats via Relapse Records on 21st January in North America, 20th January in the UK/World, and 17th January in Germany/Benelux/Finland. For pre-orders, point your browser to this location. iTunes purchasers should go here.

Culted online:

http://facebook.com/Culted

 

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Nothing unveil tracklist and artwork for new album Guilty Of Everything

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 8th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Nothing have announced the tracklist for their upcoming album and have also unveiled the album artwork, as seen above. The upcoming album, Guilty Of Everything, will be released on 3rd March and is available for pre-order. The album can be streamed here. The first single from the album, Dig, is also available for streaming at this location.

Guilt Of Everything tracklist:

1. Hymn To The Pillory
2. Dig
3. Bent Nail
4. Endlessly
5. Somersault
6. Get Well
7. Beat Around The Bush
8. B&E
9. Guilty of Everything

Nothing online:

http://bandofnothing.com/
http://facebook.com/BANDOFNOTHING
http://twitter.com/BandofNOTHING
http://instagram.com/bandofnothing
http://wearenothing.bandcamp.com/

 

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True Widow announce European tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 7th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Following their successful tour with Kurt Vile in November and December, True Widow have confirmed a string of headline dates throughout Europe for April 2014. The “stonegaze” trio who hail from Texas have already been announced to play the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg on 10th April and with these new dates, fans will see the band hit the UK and mainland Europe for a grand total of three weeks. The band comments:

The December tour was more about us getting out to see some new places with our buddy Kurt and his sonic death squad of Violators. The April tour is for our friends and fans!

Tour dates are as follow:

Apr 04 Kortrijk, BE        De Kreun
Apr 05 Milton Keynes, UK    Craufurd Arms
Apr 06 Glasgow, UK        Broadcast
Apr 07 Leeds, UK        Brudenell Social Club
Apr 08 Liverpool, UK        The Shipping Forecast
Apr 09 London, UK        O2 Academy 2 Islington
Apr 10 Tilburg, NL        Roadburn festival
Apr 12 Karlsruhe, DE        Dude fest
Apr 13 Bochum, DE        Bahnhof Langendreer
Apr 14 Copenhagen, DK        KB18
Apr 15 Hamburg, DE        Hafenklang
Apr 16 Berlin, DE        Privat club
Apr 17 Dresden, DE        Beatpol
Apr 18 Budapest, HU        GMK
Apr 19 Zagreb, HR        Mochvara
Apr 20 Linz, AT            Kapu
Apr 22 Lausanne, CH        Le Romandie
Apr 23 Clermont Ferrand, FR    Raymond Bar
Apr 24 Nantes, FR        Le Pole Universitaire
Apr 26 Antwerp, BE        Trix w/ Blues Pills, Pontiak

True Widow released their latest album, Circumambulation, via Relapse Records in July 2013. The album of hypnotic, heavy-but-melodic shoegaze was recorded at The Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas with the band reuniting with producer Matt Pence (Yuck, Jay Farrar). At the time of recording, singer/guitar player DH Phillips commented:

I’ve always considered us a simple band but these songs seem even more boiled down, I’d say the pace is a little different as well. Things are a bit more upbeat.

Circumambulation can be ordered via the Relapse Webstore at this location or downloaded via iTunes at this location. The entire album is available to stream for free via the True Widow Bandcamp page.

True Widow online:

http://truewidow.com
http://facebook.com/TrueWidowOfficial
http://twitter.com/truewidow
http://truewidow.tumblr.com

 

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Indian unveil new track and confirm Roadburn Festival appearance

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 3rd January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

In time to derail all those new year’s resolutions, blackened doom unit Indian have unveiled their new track Directional. The song is taken from the band;s upcoming album From All Purity, which is slated for release via Relapse Records later this month. The track can be listened to below.

In addition to the unveiling of their new track, Indian have also announced their first European date lof 2014 which will take place at Roadburn Festival on 12th April at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

From All Purity will see its official release via Relapse Records on CD/LP/digital in North America on January 21st, 2014, Germany/Benelux/Finland on January 17th, and in the UK/World on January 20th. Preorder your copy of From All Purity via Relapse here.

Recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios in Chicago with engineer/co-producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Yob, Samothrace), the six-track From All Purity is a taunting exercise in auditory hate and despair; a physically and psychologically jarring collision of tar-black doom, sprawling waves of noise and scathing outbursts of pain. The Sleeping Shaman website commented of the record:

This is a very, very long way from most people’s definitions of purity, yet somehow it gets frighteningly close to pure, perfect torment in itself.

Forged in 2003, Indian’s debut EP, God Slave, was a self-released mission statement, welcoming the band into the world like young, kicking, screaming giants. Their first three full-lengths – The Unquiet Sky, Slights And Abuse, and The Sycophant, respectively – were all issued through Portland, Oregon-based metal imprint Seventh Rule Recordings. Unapologetically harsh and chest-cavingly heavy, each of these releases found the band gaining momentum and attracting followers, as well as performing shows with scene heavyweights such as Wolves in the Throne Room, Locrian, and Agalloch. By 2010, Indian had joined the Relapse family and spawned Guiltless.

Released in 2011 to outstanding reviews, the Chicagoist described the album as, “a musical journey into the mouth of teeth-rattling metal madness,” while Metal Hammer simply called it, “pretty much an essential album.” Fans were also impressed, gathering to soak up the band’s feverish rays of doom on tour across the country. Indian performed shows with High on Fire, Batillus, and Yob, translating their recorded sounds into a murky, devilish live spectacle.

Indian online:

http://indiandoom.com
http://facebook.com/indiandoom